Louise Glück

Louise Glück, whose poems are noted for their technical control and their insight into isolation, family relationships, and mortality, was born in New York City of Hungarian Jewish heritage and grew up on Long Island. She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Averno; The Wild Iris, which received the Pulitzer Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award; Ararat; winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; and Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014), which won the National Book Award for Poetry. She has also published an essay collection, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry. The 2003–2004 US Poet Laureate, Glück lives in Cambridge and teaches at Yale and Boston universities.